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Nov 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Study shows drop-off in kids' pertussis vaccine protection

(CIDRAP News) – The largest study so far exploring gaps in acellular pertussis vaccine protection in kids found that their risk of getting sick increased as time passed after the final dose, according to researchers who examined the role of the vaccine during California's 2010 pertussis epidemic.

Jun 08, 2012

Jun 08, 2012

CDC: No widespread problem tied to vaccine storage errors

(CIDRAP News) – Some children covered by the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may have received less potent vaccines because of improper storage temperatures, but the problem is probably not widespread, the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) said yesterday in response to a report from a federal auditor.

Oct 04, 2011

Oct 04, 2011

Survey shows parental doubts about kids' vaccine schedule

(CIDRAP News) – Thirteen percent of parents follow a vaccination schedule other than the recommended one for their young children, and more than 20% of parents who follow the approved schedule have doubts about it, according to a survey report from University of Michigan researchers.

Aug 25, 2011

Aug 25, 2011

IOM review ties few adverse effects to vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – An Institute of Medicine (IOM) analysis found few health problems that were clearly linked to eight common vaccines, according to a report released today.

Feb 22, 2011

Feb 22, 2011

Supreme Court upholds ruling shielding vaccine makers

(CIDRAP News) – The US Supreme Court today upheld a federal shield law for vaccine makers in its ruling against a Pennsylvania family who claim that a Wyeth vaccine is responsible for their daughter's seizure disorder.

Sep 16, 2010

Sep 16, 2010

CDC says childhood vaccine coverage holding up well

(CIDRAP News) – Coverage levels for most of the older vaccines for small children stayed high last year even as rates for some recently recommended vaccines improved, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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